Friday, September 21, 2007

Let's Get Scientific

OK, enough of the old master thinkers, lets' get down to some hard science. Just heard from Dr Godley, who is directing my care and the various chemical concoctions that have been sent my way. Her word is that I'm absolutely on schedule. After a biopsy of a couple of lesions the science is saying there are no cancer cells in the lesions tested. That's the first goal- get rid of the cancerous cells that were causing the expression.

Now, I simply need to wait and see if my body will rebuild white cells on its own, stay clear of infectious situations and get as healthy as one can get in a limited circumstance. I've got 10 - 13 days before I can go home and take a rest from the tan walls and institutional green linoleum floors and rigid schedule. So, this is the beginning of a sprint to the end of phase I. My job is to stay clear of infection, keep my mind busy and make my bed every day. The love and care from outside has been (and is) wonderful and I wouldn't be as well as I am without all of your help.

Thank you,
Arnie

4 comments:

samm said...

This is really great, i love staying up-to-date, its like i'm there with you, i wish i could be.

los of love from the shaws!

A. H. Goodwin said...

Samm,
Think of you a lot- must say that I've been surrounded with the loving care of so many people. MJ's with Jeff today- enduring an IKEA experience and going home to build shelves and such for her new room. Hope all goes well for you this fall- I've been drawing and reading mostly as I sit here trying to grow a white cell.

Arnie

John G. said...

Miss you tremendously especially when I play another round of bad golf. Can you go anywhere during your impending short term parole period or are you essentially homebound? Off to church soon, we are all praying for you.

John G.

A. H. Goodwin said...

John,
Miss you all as well. I'm not sure about travel plans for my brief home period. They are going to be pressing for a quick and rapid transplant because the window for "cancer free" could be so narrow.

It's great to hear from you. I miss you all so much.
Arnie